Publication Date: December 15, 2022
Jen Geigle Johnson is an award-winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards and LDSPMA Praiseworthy’s top award for Romance,
Jen has more stories circulating in her brain than can possibly be told. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. History is her main jam. Her literary heroes include the greats: Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. But she has modern sensibilities as well.
Six children and an inspiring husband keep her going and make certain she doesn’t stay glued to a keyboard or lost in obscure fascinating details of old castles.
Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.
It’s not easy finding someone to marry, especially if you don’t understand the nuances of conversing with the opposite sex. In To Win Her Hand, we meet Lord Featherstone, a gentlemen with address and aplomb who helps other gentlemen have address and aplomb, provided they can pay for his services. But Lord Featherstone is not the only matchmaker in London. Lady Loveluck has clients as well to consider, and she is seeking eligible matches for the young ladies under her wing.
When Lord Featherstone discovers that the charming Lady Loveluck is “in the same field,” he proposes that they make a friendly wager over who will succeed in “matching” their client first. But what happens when Lord Featherstone’s client decides that the perfect match for himself is none other than Lady Loveluck? Will Lord Featherstone help his client win the lady that he himself admires?
Lord Featherstone, under the burden of providing for his impoverished estate and brothers, has altruistic motives for his actions. Lady Loveluck, facing her own financial ruin after her late husband leaves her nearly penniless, must keep up appearances and keep food on the table with her own matchmaking endeavors. Despite the growing attraction between the two matchmakers, a match between them would be impractical, improvident, and impossible as neither one of them has a feather to fly with.
This lighthearted story kept my attention throughout. The characterization in this book was not very complex, but overall, it was a pleasant read and an original plot for a Regency.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this title from the author. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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